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Army will not give me a Medical Discharge for seizures

Fri, 04/15/2016 - 20:07
Hello there. Allyson here. I recently was diagnosed with a seizure disorder. My seizure types are absence and tonic-clonic (grand mal). I have been suffering with convulsions for about one year with nearly constant migraine headaches on one side. I currently serve in the Army National Guard. They have been notified by my physician about my condition and I have spoken with my chain of command about my situation. Every time I have gone to drill for the past year, I have had a seizure and lost conscious twice. The army surgeon general has assigned me multiple profiles indicating I am able to wear my uniform for 12 hours and ride in a military vehicle for 12 hours. I am, at this point useless to the army. I have an impeccable record and multiple awards but I am being treated as a second class soldier and am constantly taunted by me peers. At this point, I would like a medical discharge. Supplying sufficient evidence of my condition is not a problem, but yet the army just keeps pushing my paperwork ever so slowly. They do not want to medically discharge me. I am concerned for my well being but do not want a medical discharge. I would like help from anyone who might know what to do here, or offer kind words. Best Regards SPC Allyson :)

Comments

I second what epihelp

Submitted by folken on Tue, 2016-04-26 - 19:55
I second what epihelp suggested.  Your chain will probably be useless, if not worse.  Contacting a lawyer is probably good advice.

thank you for your reply.

Submitted by [email protected] on Sun, 2016-09-18 - 14:10
thank you for your reply.

Yeah the army won't claim it.

Submitted by [email protected] on Sun, 2016-09-18 - 14:12
Yeah the army won't claim it. So, I'll get a non service related medical discharge. I can't afford medical insurance outside the army, so I guess I am screwed like most veterans. Maybe I'll try holistic medicine.

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